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A sentence is a group of words that forms a statement or command. Every sentence should have a subject and a verb, and the subject and verb must “agree.”

The links below have more information and instruction about sentences:

Sentence Guidelines

Parts of Speech Review

Using the Passive Voice in Scientific Writing

When to use passive voice? Science fields: chemistry, biology, physics, math, computer science. Medical fields: patient records, medical journals. Legal fields: client records, proceedings, notes. Why use passive voice? Let the facts stand on their own! Removes some accusations of bias (who did it, how...

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The rules of subject/verb agreement

The rules of Subject-Verb Agreement concern the use of S-endings on either the subject or verb (but not both). Below are examples of Subject-Verb Agreement. In each, the group of bold word(s) is the subject and the group of remaining word(s) is the predicate. Count...

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Mastering active and passive voice

Example: verb "work" Active VoicePresentPastFuture Simple work/works worked will work Continuous am/is/are working was/were working will be working Perfect has/have worked had worked will have worked Perfect Continuous has/have been working had been working will have been working Example: verb "work" Passive VoicePresentPastFuture Simple am/is/are...

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Guide to Direct Objects

Many sentences in English require a subject, a verb, and a direct object (DO). A direct object is a noun, a noun phrase, or a pronoun that comes after the verb. The direct object answers the question "what?" or "who?" I want a Coke. s...

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Basic Sentence Patterns

Every sentence in English (except interjections) has a subject and a verb. The subject is either a noun or a pronoun. The verb is either an action verb or a helping verb. There are several basic sentence patterns in English. SubjectPredicate Noun/Pronoun Verb Carol swims....

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